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“Home From Home” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oceanview Apartments

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Oceanview Apartments
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1 review
“Home From Home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2008

We 3 of us stayed at Oceanview for 4 weeks and it was very nice,we enjoyed the lazy bench overlooking the atlantic ocean,has bar be ques every night,would highly reccommend to all. We are returning to dominica next year and have already booked for 7 weeks at Oceanview.
The owner Frank is a very nice gentleman and very helpful.The gardens are superb lots of fruits to eat also lovely fresh juice offered every morning,wonderful place home from home.

Stayed January 2008
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2007

As mentioned before, the only ocean view is from the far corner of the garden (and, I presume, the owners' accommodation). The overall cleanliness was actually quite good, but the bathroom smelled very unpleasant. Some of the crockery and kitchenware was well past its "discard-by" date, a common issue in rental apartments! The owners were pleasant, offering fresh fruit and juice, but overall it's hard to recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2005

We stay at Oceanview every year and have done for the past 8 yrs,its very nice there,the hospitality shown is wonderful.There's a huge tropical garden.Fresh fruit juices every morning,also fruits in wanted.The kitchens are fully equipped with stainless steel cookwares,great for cooking local fish.At the back of the property there is a 3 tier local lazy bench,where all us guest meet every afternoon for the sunset.Wonderful location,wish we was in a position to buy this property.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2004

We loved Scott's Head! We would definitely go back and stay again - just definitely NOT at Oceanview. Just to qualify this review - we are definitely not the type to complain about things and prefer our travels to be a little rough around the edges. However, what is going on a Oceanview is unfortunate for a would be great location to stay in beautiful Scott's Head.

I regret that I am unable to recommend Oceanview to anyone. I have stayed in dirt floor - sheet metal roof - cabins that were cleaner. The goat urine smell (from the goats penned up outside your room), roach parts, dirty mildewy kitchen appliances, dust, and grime everywhere simply reflects a lack of care. The used cotton swabs with ear wax on them in the bathroom "rinse cup" was the end of it for us. Though we paid for a week - we got fed up and moved up to a nice hotel in Roseau as did a British couple who had the same experience we did. If we were paying $12 U.S. per night for Oceanview we might have been a little less disappointed. But to pay $60 U.S. for filth was un-excusable. While the hosts are nice - our advice - stay clear of Oceanview. There is only a small ocean view from a bench and the dense gardens around the rooms prevent ventillation but provide great habitat for mosquitos - which somehow out smarted our mosquito netting the 3 nights we endured.

Besides cleanning - Oceanview would do better to forgo the gardens and open the rooms to more ventilation and create a real ocean view. We didn't bother attempting a refund and should have known better than to pay the full amount with a money order before arriving.

I would like to say Dominica is GREAT - we would go back in a minute! The other places we stayed at in Dominica were the clean and comfortable!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2003

stayed at oceanview apts. for a week and had a wonderful time diving and hiking. its a nice apt. with nice gardens,views,and a great host. you wont be dissapointed...

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Additional Information about Oceanview Apartments

Property: Oceanview Apartments
Address: Scott's Head Beach, Scotts Head, Dominica
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint Mark Parish > Scotts Head
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Scotts Head
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanview Apartments is located at the southernmost tip of Dominica, just above the quaint fishing village of Scott's Head - one of the most photographed and scenic areas of the Nature Island. We have three self-contained apartments set in a private and secure tropical garden. Our cliffside lookout provides a spectacular view of the sea and our nightly tradition is to gather to toast the setting of the sun. Apartment 1 is a two bedroom studio. Apartments 2 and 3 each have a queen bed +day bed. All of our apartments are equipped with television, fans (no AC), kitchenettes - stove, fridge, kettle, coffee maker, cutlery and dishes. We have free WiFi in the common area. We are perfectly situated for the hiking and diving enthusiast. The first leg of the Waitukubuli National Trail passes right in front of our gate. The Nature Island Dive Center is just 10 minutes away in neighboring Soufriere. Diving in the Scotts Head Marine Reserve has been listed as ONE OF THE TOP 10 DIVE SITES IN THE WORLD! Oceanview Apartments is the perfect accommodation for budget travelers who seek out an authentic Caribbean experience and enjoy immersing themselves in local culture. We have secure parking for guests with rental cars. However many of our guests prefer to explore the island's many attractions using the inexpensive bus system - a three minute walk takes you to the bus stop in Scotts Head. Buses/taxis can also take you to and from the airport in Marigot. We can also arrange dive bookings, hiking guides and full-island tours. We look forward to meeting you on your next trip to Dominica! Your hosts, Francis and Caroline Charles. ... more   less 
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Oceanview Apartments Dominica/Scotts Head

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